Snow Sports that Will Help you Meet Your Fitness Goals

Winter is fast approaching and it’s time to get your fill of exciting activities and sports to keep you warm, exercised and entertained during the cold days. While winter sports like skiing are the first choice for almost all of us, there are other equally good options you should consider this winter. Here is our pick of some of the exciting and fun sports you can enjoy with friends, family and the kids.

Snowboarding

It doesn’t require a lot of advance planning or preparing, neither do you need to buy any expensive sports gear like skis. Simply hire a good snowboard, get dressed up in your thermals and head out to the nearest mountain. Snowboarding is a fun activity which also helps you to work on your muscles. As you zoom down the slope on your snowboard, you are putting to work your calf muscles, quadriceps, hamstrings and abdominal muscles with all the balancing and holding on tight to the snowboard!

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Ice Skating

Ice skating is another excellent way to get a hearty workout. Once you gear up in your warm wear, head out to your nearest ice rink. It’s a great activity to be enjoyed with a group of your near ones and it also gives your legs a great workout.

Cross Country Skiing

Yes we do suggest skiing- but this is different from alpine skiing. In cross country skiing, you get to indulge in a more relaxed form as you ski across relatively even snow-covered landscape. It involves moving the skis back and forth to push yourself across the snow, and use the poles for balance and movement. It offers excellent cardio exercise while toning up your calf muscles and biceps.

Snow Shoeing

Well, this one a version of cross country walking in the snow. You have to wear specially made shoes that help you navigate the layers of thick snow in the countryside. You can also use poles for balance. As the shoes are heavy, they require you to be extra careful and slow as you make your way on the snow. This helps you get an easy and fun workout that helps you stay fit even on days when you don’t feel like too much heavy activity.

 

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